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Meadowlink Rail Trail - Trail Description

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Meadowlink Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: 20km north of Melbourne
Start/end: Railway Crescent, Broadmeadows to Merlynston Creek
Status: Open
Length open: 1.3km
Surface: Sealed
Contact Region: Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Geelong, Bellarine & Mornington Peninsulas
Trail near Broadmeadows
Trail near Broadmeadows
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes
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Features

  • The Hume Council have transformed this former line into a four hectare open community space and called it "Meadowlink Linear Park".
  • They have installed a 1.3 kilometre long concrete shared pathway 3.3 meters wide, 400 new shade trees, 500 plants, seating and lighting to help with public safety.
  • The Victorian Government contributed over $2 million for design and construction.

Description

This rail trail runs between Railway Crescent Broadmeadows (near its intersection with King William Street) and the Merlynston Creek. From this point a shared pathway leads to the historic Will Will Rook Pioneer Cemetery on Camp Road and beyond through the Jack Roper Reserve to the popular shared pathway beside the Western Ring Road.

Background Information

This is the former World War 2 branch line called the "Broadstore Line" that ran for 1.6 kilometres from the main north/ south line at Broadmeadows (a northern suburb of Melbourne) in 1942, in an easterly direction providing services to the Maygar Army Barracks in Cambellfield. These barracks played and important part in housing troops and Army support during WW1 and WW2. The line was unelectrified and closed in 1982 with the lines being lifted in 1991.

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For more information on this rail trail, contact Hume City Council at enquiries@hume.vic.gov.au or telephone 9205 2200

January 2020

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Contact Us About This Trail

Email or click here: melbourne@railtrails.org.au.

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